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Health - 20.05.2020
$5.75M grant to help researchers study role of obesity in development of pancreatic cancer
A team of researchers from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and peer institutions has been awarded a $5.75 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the correlation between obesity, inflammation and pancreatic cancer.

Health - 20.05.2020
Researchers help New York State model COVID-19 outbreak
Researchers help New York State model COVID-19 outbreak
Imperial's Covid-19 Response team will advise the state of New York as they look to re-open following lockdown. The team will work with the state to provide technical advice and analyse data and metrics throughout the state's reopening process and help track the state's progress. Dr Samir Bhatt, from the School of Public Health, is a member of Imperial's Covid-19 Response team, which have been modeling the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and will lead the work.

Health - 20.05.2020
UofG scientists fast-track research into COVID-19 and heart disease
University of Glasgow researcher on (BHF) in Scotland are supporting global efforts to combat Covid-19 and better understand its wider effects on people with heart and circulatory diseases.

Health - Social Sciences - 20.05.2020
Surviving the coronavirus while black: Pandemic’s heavy toll on African American mental health
Black communities in the United States have been disproportionately affected by the number of coronavirus cases and deaths.

Environment - Health - 20.05.2020
Midland dam failures, flooding and evacuations: U-M experts available
Midland dam failures, flooding and evacuations: U-M experts available
Thousands of central Michigan residents living along the Tittabawassee River are evacuating after rapidly rising waters overtook dams there.

Health - Pharmacology - 20.05.2020
National trial launched to test re-purposing existing drugs to treat COVID-19 patients
National trial launched to test re-purposing existing drugs to treat COVID-19 patients
A new trial to prevent organ failure and death in COVID-19 patients has been launched led by clinicians and scientists in Cambridge and London.

Health - 20.05.2020
Handwashing 6-10 times a day linked to lower infection risk
Moderate frequency handwashing six to ten times a day is linked to a lower risk of seasonal coronavirus infection, according to a new UCL study. The research, published in  Wellcome Open Research  and awaiting peer review, is the first empirical evidence that regular handwashing can reduce personal risk of acquiring seasonal coronavirus infection.

Health - Pharmacology - 20.05.2020
COVID-19 Response Fund: new projects advance the fight against coronavirus
New research projects focused on tackling the global pandemic have received funding from Imperial's donor-backed COVID-19 Response Fund. The fund was launched in March to provide rapid and flexible support to projects with the potential to make a major impact in the fight against COVID-19, as well as support the welfare of staff and students working on the frontlines of the crisis in hospitals.

Health - 20.05.2020
Inactivity caused by COVID-19 lockdowns risks chronic disease spike
Disproportionate numbers of adults with chronic diseases and conditions, such as obesity, hypertension and lung disease, reduced their physical activity levels during the first weeks of the UK COVID-19 lockdown, according to a new study co-led led by UCL.

Health - Social Sciences - 20.05.2020

Health - Administration - 20.05.2020
In new report, CIDRAP at the University of Minnesota proposes smart and strategic approach to COVID-19 testing
While SARS-CoV-2 testing plays a critical role in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, tests alone are just one element of a cascade of events that must occur for an effective testing strategy.

Health - Pharmacology - 19.05.2020
Rolling 50/30 day cycle of lockdown and relaxation could be a useful option for managing COVID-19, model suggests
Rolling 50/30 day cycle of lockdown and relaxation could be a useful option for managing COVID-19, model suggests
An alternating cycle of 50 days of strict lockdown followed by 30 days of easing could be an effective strategy for reducing the number of COVID-19-related deaths and admissions to intensive care units, say an international team of researchers.

Health - Psychology - 19.05.2020
Researchers launch survey for UK undergraduates to assess impact of COVID-19 and help shape mental health services
Starting University and transitioning from one year to the next can be both exciting and challenging for many students, but how has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted how students think and feel?

Health - Life Sciences - 19.05.2020
Scientists pivot to COVID-19 research, hoping for quick results
Screening scientist Eddie Wehri and CEND executive director Julia Schaletzky in the UC Berkeley Drug Discovery Center, which is helping researchers find potential treatments for COVID-19.

Health - Pharmacology - 19.05.2020

Health - Life Sciences - 19.05.2020
Opinion: Coronavirus may be increasing risk of stroke
Across the world doctors are reporting COVID-19 patients developing dangerous blood clots. Here Professor David Werring and Associate Professor Arvind Chandratheva (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) describe similar findings in those patients who went on to have a stroke.

Health - Politics - 19.05.2020
Why female leaders are proving to be so effective in responding to the pandemic
1. norms make it easier for female leaders to deal with COVID-19 appropriately. Male leaders face tough trade-offs governing during a time of pandemic.

Event - Health - 18.05.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 18.05.2020
Global trial in healthcare workers tests if malaria drug can prevent COVID-19
Up to 30,000 healthcare workers from across the globe will be recruited to participate in a clinical trial co-led by UCL, which aims to establish whether chloroquine, a widely prescribed anti-malaria drug, could also prevent people from getting COVID-19.

Health - Computer Science - 18.05.2020
UCLA machine-learning model is helping CDC predict spread of COVID-19
A machine-learning model developed at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is helping the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predict the spread of COVID-19. The model was created by a team led by Quanquan Gu, a UCLA assistant professor of computer science, and it is now one of 13 models that feed into a COVID-19 Forecast Hub at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Health - Pharmacology - 18.05.2020
Clinical trials test blood pressure drug losartan
University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have launched two new clinical trials to test whether the blood pressure medication losartan can prevent lung injury in people recently diagnosed with COVID-19.

Health - Economics / Business - 18.05.2020
COVID-19: UW study reports 'staggering' death rate in US among those infected who show symptoms
COVID-19: UW study reports ’staggering’ death rate in US among those infected who show symptoms
Is COVID-19 more deadly than the flu? It's a lot more deadly, concludes a new study by the University of Washington published May 7 in the journal Health Affairs. The study's results also project a grim future if the U.S. doesn't put up a strong fight against the spread of the virus. The national rate of death among people infected with the novel coronavirus - SARS-CoV-2 - that causes COVID-19 and who show symptoms is 1.3%, the study found.

Health - 18.05.2020
Serological tests in Ticino: the first results
A project was launched to test on a voluntary basis those who are potentially more exposed to SARS-CoV-2: healthcare workers. From 16 April volunteers have been tested in Ticino for antibodies generated by the new coronavirus infection. Coordinated by the Clinical Trial Unit EOC (CTU-EOC), the project is carried out in collaboration with hospitals, COVID-19 centres in Ticino (Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale EOC and Moncucco Clinic), the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB, affiliated to USI) and Humabs BioMed (a subsidiary of Vir Biotechnology).

Economics / Business - Health - 18.05.2020
Economic scenarios for a post-Covid recovery
As we enter a new phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the gradual reopening of productive and commercial activities, many people are wondering if and how we will return to normal and, above all, if there will be an effective economic recovery ahead.

Health - 18.05.2020
Who chooses the path that data takes?
The Internet in its current form is outdated, believes Adrian Perrig. He's set on creating an Internet where society would regain more control.

Health - Administration - 17.05.2020

Health - 15.05.2020
Most Californians blame China for COVID-19, but reject ’racialized’ labels, poll finds
President Donald Trump (right) has caused controversy by using the term "Chinese Virus” or "China Virus” to describe the coronavirus.

Health - Physics - 15.05.2020
Masks On, Ready to Work: Meet the People Supporting COVID-19 Science
Masks On, Ready to Work: Meet the People Supporting COVID-19 Science
D avid Richardson's job is literally to make sure the light stays on. But it's not just any light - it's a very special X-ray light that could play a crucial role in an eventual treatment for COVID-19.

Health - 15.05.2020
COVID-19 disruption will lead to 28 million surgeries cancelled worldwide
Over 28 million elective surgeries across the globe could be cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic - leading to patients facing a lengthy wait for their health issues to be resolved, a new study reveals.

Career - Health - 14.05.2020
A Brave New Virtual World of Work?
People are working remotely on a large scale during the pandemic. UC San Diego expert on teleworking discusses impacts of this unprecedented experiment.

Health - Economics / Business - 14.05.2020

Pharmacology - Health - 14.05.2020
Analysis: How we’re preparing to make enough vaccine for the whole world
In a piece for The Conversation, Dr Qasim Rafiq and Professor Martina Micheletti (UCL Biochemical Engineering) describe the challenges of quickly ramping up production of a coronavirus vaccine.

Health - Social Sciences - 14.05.2020
U-M spring courses reflect realities of COVID-19 crisis
U-M spring courses reflect realities of COVID-19 crisis
Who knew they have a name for the study of ignorance? It's called agnotology, a relatively new area of study focused on culturally induced ignorance or doubt that often shows up as a strong belief in inaccurate or misleading science.

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